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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Cash to Debt 1.67
TRIP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. TRIP: 1.67 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.43   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.67

Equity to Asset 0.56
TRIP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. TRIP: 0.56 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.56

0.35
0.76
Interest Coverage 29.24
TRIP's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. TRIP: 29.24 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 26.03   Max: 9999.99
Current: 29.24

26.03
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.78
M-Score: -2.37
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 26.36
TRIP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. TRIP: 26.36 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 31.18   Max: 47.77
Current: 26.36

31.18
47.77
Net-margin (%) 17.98
TRIP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. TRIP: 17.98 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 21.75   Max: 29.09
Current: 17.98

21.75
29.09
ROE (%) 22.16
TRIP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. TRIP: 22.16 )
TRIP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.82   Max: 52.54
Current: 22.16

25.82
52.54
ROA (%) 12.64
TRIP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. TRIP: 12.64 )
TRIP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 14.82   Max: 35.64
Current: 12.64

14.82
35.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 274.49
TRIP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. TRIP: 274.49 )
TRIP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 398.49   Max: 1370.36
Current: 274.49

398.49
1370.36
Revenue Growth (%) 21.40
TRIP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. TRIP: 21.40 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.4
Current: 21.4

0
21.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.10
TRIP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. TRIP: 6.10 )
TRIP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 6.1
Current: 6.1

0
6.1
EPS Growth (%) 10.70
TRIP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. TRIP: 10.70 )
TRIP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.7
Current: 10.7

0
10.7
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TRIP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 621,600 sh (+3535.09%)
Chase Coleman 1,479,000 sh (+447.78%)
Steven Cohen 30,227 sh (+15.79%)
Robert Karr 325,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 2,503,454 sh (-2.99%)
Columbia Wanger 1,150,000 sh (-13.21%)
Mario Cibelli 44,000 sh (-19.27%)
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Q1 2014

TRIP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 149,280 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 31,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 195,889 sh (+548.06%)
Jim Simons 958,628 sh (+54.22%)
Columbia Wanger 1,150,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Mario Cibelli 39,000 sh (-11.36%)
Alan Fournier 1,233,461 sh (-50.73%)
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Q2 2014

TRIP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Steve Mandel 1,094,087 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,090 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 175,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 230,760 sh (+54.58%)
Steven Cohen 2,900 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (-30.43%)
Mario Cibelli 23,000 sh (-41.03%)
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Q3 2014

TRIP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Frank Sands 102,875 sh (New)
Jim Simons 324,100 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 3,900 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 254,613 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,876,620 sh (+713.23%)
Steve Mandel 2,771,438 sh (+153.31%)
Mario Cibelli 23,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 625,000 sh (-21.88%)
Louis Moore Bacon 85,000 sh (-51.43%)
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Steve Mandel 2014-09-30 Add 153.31%0.6%$90.8 - $109.18 $ 72.53-27%2771438
Frank Sands 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$90.8 - $109.18 $ 72.53-27%102875
Ken Fisher 2014-09-30 Sold Out $90.8 - $109.18 $ 72.53-27%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$90.8 - $109.18 $ 72.53-27%3900
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -41.03%0.66%$77.28 - $110.21 $ 72.53-21%23000
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 New Buy0.48%$77.28 - $110.21 $ 72.53-21%1094087
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$77.28 - $110.21 $ 72.53-21%0
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 New Buy$77.28 - $110.21 $ 72.53-21%2090
Robert Karr 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.8%$73.91 - $108.38 $ 72.53-20%0
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -11.36%0.22%$73.91 - $108.38 $ 72.53-20%39000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$73.91 - $108.38 $ 72.53-20%31400
Mario Cibelli 2013-12-31 Reduce -19.27%0.48%$70.67 - $89.18 $ 72.53-11%44000
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Guru Investment Theses on TripAdvisor Inc

Giverny Capital's Podium of Errors - Tripadvisor - Mar 25, 2014

As you can imagine, I spend a great deal of the year on the road visiting companies, attending conferences and meeting partners. Having had all sorts of hotel experiences over the course of the past decades, I really like to be able to choose hotels which can make my travels more enjoyable. I discovered the website Tripadvisor a few years ago and became a loyal fan. To paraphrase an American Express advertising, I never leave home without vetting out my destination on Tripadvisor ahead of time. The company also owns another very useful site called webseatguru.com which helps you choose the best seat on any commercial flight.



Tripadvisor went public at the end of 2011 and I was very impressed with the company’s financial performance after reading the prospectus. Unfortunately, the stock rapidly climbed to $45 and was trading at 30 times its earnings. Then, in the fall of 2012, the stock tumbled by 33% to $30 and I seriously thought about buying it. The P/E seemed reasonable (20x) for a company with a dominant brand that was growing at 20% a year. Yet, as often the case, I decided to wait for an even better price. And the stock surged by 180% in the following year and is now trading at $84. It’s too bad that I didn’t convert my admiration into profits as it would have paid for a few five star hotels…for both you and me.



Source: Giverny Capital Annual Letter 2013



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Giverny Capital's Podium of Errors - Tripadvisor
As you can imagine, I spend a great deal of the year on the road visiting companies, attending conferences and meeting partners. Having had all sorts of hotel experiences over the course of the past decades, I really like to be able to choose hotels which can make my travels more enjoyable. I discovered the website Tripadvisor a few years ago and became a loyal fan. To paraphrase an American Express advertising, I never leave home without vetting out my destination on Tripadvisor ahead of time. The company also owns another very useful site called webseatguru.com which helps you choose the best seat on any commercial flight. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 49.70
TRIP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 96.30 vs. TRIP: 49.70 )
TRIP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.98   Max: 75.49
Current: 49.7

18.98
75.49
P/B 9.60
TRIP's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. TRIP: 9.60 )
TRIP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.18   Max: 16.98
Current: 9.6

6.18
16.98
P/S 9.00
TRIP's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. TRIP: 9.00 )
TRIP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 5.33   Max: 15.82
Current: 9

5.33
15.82
PFCF 32.40
TRIP's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 219.58 vs. TRIP: 32.40 )
TRIP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.27   Max: 49.38
Current: 32.4

17.27
49.38
EV-to-EBIT 32.85
TRIP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 69.31 vs. TRIP: 32.85 )
TRIP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 51.8
Current: 32.85

13.7
51.8
Current Ratio 1.90
TRIP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. TRIP: 1.90 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.9

1.85
3.94
Quick Ratio 1.90
TRIP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. TRIP: 1.90 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.9

1.85
3.94

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 64.15
TRIP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. TRIP: 64.15 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 25.62   Max: 81.8
Current: 64.15

25.62
81.8
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
TRIP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. TRIP: 0.93 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.57
Current: 0.93

0.56
1.57
Price/Graham Number 11.77
TRIP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TRIP: 11.77 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 5.44   Max: 15.01
Current: 11.77

5.44
15.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.00
TRIP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. TRIP: 3.00 )
TRIP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 7.3
Current: 3

1.9
7.3

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:T6A.Germany,
TripAdvisor Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in July 2011. It spun off from Expedia, Inc. on December 20, 2011. The Company is an online travel company, empowering users to plan and have the perfect trip. The Company's travel research platform aggregates reviews and opinions from its community about destinations, accommodations, restaurants and related activities through its flagship TripAdvisor brand. The Company's branded websites include tripadvisor.com in the United States and localized versions of the website in 33 other countries, including in China under the brand daodao.com. Beyond travel-related content, its websites also include links to the websites of its customers, including travel advertisers, allowing travelers to directly book their travel arrangements. In addition to the flagship TripAdvisor-branded websites, it has also acquired and launched numerous other travel brands, connected by the common characteristic of providing travelers with valuable planning resources across the travel sector. These brands have expanded its reach, product breadth and appeal to domestic and international advertisers. The Company operates in the online advertising sector of the global travel industry. As a result, it is impacted by trends in the global travel industry, the online travel market and online advertising. The Company faces competition for users, advertisers and travel reviews. The Company's primary competitors include large search engines, such as Google, Microsoft's Bing, Yahoo! and Baidu, and online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline, and their respective subsidiaries. The Company also competes with a wide range of other companies, including, among others, Airbnb, Inc., Ctrip.com International, Ltd., HolidayCheck AG, HomeAway.com, Inc., and Yelp, Inc. The Company is subject to a number of United States federal and state and foreign laws and regulations that affect companies conducting business on the Internet, many of which are still evolving and being tested in courts, and could be interpreted in ways that could harm its business.
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